Two small gui improvements

Andreas Köhler at
Sun Oct 7 18:55:51 EDT 2007

Hi Geert,

Am Mittwoch, den 03.10.2007, 23:54 +0200 schrieb Geert Janssens:
> Based on some issues I encountered today with posting invoices (see also the 
> irc logs for more details), I have done some minor gui improvements in the 
> business dialogs. They don't solve my post problem at the core (that would 
> require more indepth programming knowledge), but they help improve 
> visibility.
> 1. The post dialog
> Current situation: the information in the "Post to account" field is not 
> completely visible. Widening the dialog doesn't help, because the field has a 
> fixed with and doesn't expand.
> New situation: when the dialog expands, the variable fields expand with it. 
> This allows for the "Post to account" to grow until the full account text is 
> visible.

Applied as r16555, together with a change to the newAccountButton to
make it non-expanding.

> 2. Search dialog
> Current situation: sometimes when the search returns a lot of results, a lot 
> of scrolling is required to get to the desired result. Increasing the size of 
> the search dialog doesn't help, because the result part of the dialog has a 
> fixed height.
> New situation: I have added a split pane widget (along with some changes to 
> keep the end result tidy). With this, the user can increase the size of the 
> result part independently from the search criteria part. Currently, the 
> search criteria part is about one criterium high. This can still be changed 
> if needed.

Hm.  From my point of view a viewport inside a scrolledwindow inside an
expanding&filling frame inside an vpaned is overkill :-D
What do you think about something along the lines of the attached diff?
It removes the scrolledwindow and viewport, makes the frame
non-expanding and puts the "type of search" to the bottom.  If you add
search criteria the results widget is simply made smaller.

> I have attached two diff files (generated with svn diff) for the affected 
> glade files.
> I hope you guys find the modifications useful.

Thank you a lot for your work!  If you have the time and want to help
us, the business dialogs need a lot of hig[1] love :-)

-- andi5


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